According to LunaCognita in this down below presentation, we will be taking a closer look at a very interesting piece of amateur video footage shot in Salida, Colorado back in 1995 by a man named Tim Edwards, showing an unidentified flying object in the sky.
Since Mr. Edwards first shot this footage, it has been shown in several different television and film documentaries that deal with the UFO phenomenon - and with good reason in my opinion. This was a clear sky, broad daylight sighting (approx 9:30am local time), providing Mr. Edwards with excellent seeing/filming conditions at the time. Not only does the footage provide us a decent look at the unidentified object(s) in the sky, but in addition, there were also multiple confirmed eyewitnesses to this incident as well, including Mr. Edwards young daughter (who was the first to sight the UFO in the sky and draw her father's attention to it). The other eyewitnesses provide powerful supporting testimony that should effectively nullify any concerns anyone may have regarding the possibility of this footage being a hoax. It is indeed authentic footage of a confirmed unidentified flying object caught on video.
As you will see in this presentation, the raw footage of this incident suffers from significant camera shake due to the unavoidable fact that Mr. Edwards did not have access to a tripod at the time and the camera lens was zoomed in @ 8x to allow for high magnification filming of the UFO. The application of image stabilizing techniques to compensate for the camera shake can therefore afford us an improved, cleaner look at what I feel should be already considered as some impressive footage.
The copy of the Edwards footage I used as the Alpha source file in this presentation was acquired from a History Channel television documentary dealing with the UFO phenomenon.
I chose this particular version of the Edwards footage to serve as the Alpha source file simply because it was the best quality copy I was able to obtain.
In this presentation, I broke the footage into two different segments, labeled as Sequence #1 and Sequence #2.
Sequence #1 is a 14.5 second portion of the footage that shows both the UFO in the sky as well as a near-field stable object in frame - the edge of the roof of the building that Edwards was standing beside at the time of filming can be seen throughout the duration of this sequence on the lower right side of the field-of-view (FOV). Because of this, I elected to do two different stabilized versions of sequence#1.
Version A of sequence #1 targets the UFO itself, locking it in place in the FOV by correcting for any camera motion along both the X and Y axises (left-right/up-down).
Version B of sequence #1 is an "X-axis only" (left/right) stabilizing correction that ignores the UFO and instead targets the edge of the roof visible on the right side of the FOV. No attempt was made to correct along the Y-axis here (up/down) even though there clearly is up/down camera shake occurring, and the reason for that is because there is simply no discernible feature visible along the edge of the roof that can be used to determine the required Y-axis corrections. It appears as if the corner of the roof does come into view for a split second at the bottom of the FOV in sequence#1, but it is not visible long enough to exploit for positioning data, so was ignored. Rather than attempt to determine Y-axis corrections using the UFO movement for that data, I instead elected to just show only the X-axis fix in that version.
Sequence #2 is a 13 second segment of footage showing the UFO that does not have the edge of the roof visible in the FOV. For this sequence, I show the raw footage with a picture-in-picture stabilized and contrast enhanced view of the UFO, followed by a magnified version of the same scene as well.
Video can be seen at the source below ..
Mass Sighting of a Giant UFO Salida, Colorado 1995 Motion Stabilized and Enhanced
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